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Welfare spending sky-rocketing

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With social security and welfare spending expected to sky-rocket by $6.4 billion in just three years, the Government should re-consider its priorities, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Wellbeing Budget is a thin veil for classic Labour spend-up

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s ‘wellbeing’ focus is just an excuse for billions of dollars of poorly-targeted spending, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “The Government has spent a year ... More >>

$300 million venture capital fund is socialism for nerds

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If New Zealand tech entrepreneurs have good ideas, they should ask investors or the bank to fund them, not the Government, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Economist, Joe Ascroft, says, “Kiwi entrepreneurs come up ... More >>

Treasury Secretary has no option but to resign

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9:43 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf to resign for his false statements to the New Zealand public yesterday. “Gabriel Makhlouf’s accusation of ‘hacking’ and his engagement of the Police during ... More >>

Treasury referred to MBIE for leaky building syndrome

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 5:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A week after Bowen House has been declared near earthquake-prone, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is referring the home of Treasury at No. 1 The Terrace to MBIE for leaky building syndrome. The Taxpayers’ Union offers no comment in relation ... More >>

Climate emergency should see Greens grounded

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the failure of the Green Party’s proposed ‘climate emergency’ declaration today, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “National have traditionally been fast followers of the climate change activist ... More >>

Revealed: A climate of hypocrisy at Ecan

Monday, 27 May 2019, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

20 MAY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that, despite declaring a ‘climate emergency’ on Thursday, Environment Canterbury is the largest spender on international flights of all regional councils, bar Auckland. More >>

Kiwibuild turning into a corporate welfare racket

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:05 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Kiwibuild is turning into a corporate welfare racket, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to news that none of the seven Kiwibuild homes marketed in Christchurch have sold, and therefore the Government is likely to pay out the private developers ... More >>

Clarification regarding comments on NZIER study

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Yesterday the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union made a statement headlined ‘ NZIER confirms Māori being ripped off by Government ’. This was in response to a new NZIER study quantifying the expenditure of Māori on taxes applied to tobacco, alcohol, ... More >>

Emergency declared in Nelson

Monday, 13 May 2019, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

While Nelson’s Mayor declares a " climate change emergency ", the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is declaring a "hypocrisy emergency" covering Nelson City. More >>

NZIER confirms Māori being ripped off by Government

Monday, 13 May 2019, 11:33 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The burden of tobacco tax on Maori investigated in the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union's report Ka Tukuna Atu, Ka Tukuna Mai has been backed up by the NZIER. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “In our report, Ka Tukuna Atu, Ka ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes NCEA tax cut

Monday, 13 May 2019, 11:29 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

NCEA fees were an unfair tax on a basic high-school education, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “Families should not face a levy to ensure their children are able to sit NCEA exams, which ... More >>

Parliament doesn’t need more taxpayer-funded spin doctors

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that Parliamentary Services has engaged a boutique PR firm, Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Correction: Waikato Regional Council spends $9,000

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Correction: Waikato Regional Council spends $9,000 on electronic video Christmas cards Correction: An earlier version of this release referred to Waikato District Council in the headline. This was an error. As per the below, the subject of the ... More >>

Waikato District Council spends $9,000 on christmas cards

Friday, 10 May 2019, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Waikato District Council spends $9,000 on electronic video Christmas cards More >>

98 million on rehabilitation is a good use of taxpayer money

Friday, 10 May 2019, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today’s announcement of $98 million invested in cutting serious reoffending is a good use of taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayer’s Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In addition to the obvious misery that ... More >>

Whangarei ratepayers charged $91,000 for art junket

Friday, 10 May 2019, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has revealed that the Whangarei Arts Museum Trust spent $91,168 – including business class flights to Dubai – for 11 people to visit Vienna and see a Hundertwasser painting. Taxpayers’ Union researcher Tabitha ... More >>

Tax Freedom Day not until June 1

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:28 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The premature celebration of 'Tax Freedom Day' by Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is just festive silliness says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Cockies call for Government to rule out fart tax

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Cockies around NZ will be concerned today’s climate announcement is a warm up for the Government to introduce a fart tax 2.0, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . More >>

Welfare for deadbeat dads is a betrayal of taxpayers

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Removing sanctions on beneficiaries for not naming the father of their children is just welfare for deadbeat dads, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

   

 

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